94 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

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Regions : Central Otago

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"​A truly exciting wine. Handpicked from the same blocks that produce our rare single block wines (Slapjack Block, Jackson's Block, Shingle Beach) as well from a few other select vines on the estate, this is the truest expression of the soul of the vineyard. The fragrance is direct from the lavender and thyme that ribbon the vineyard. The flavours are luxurious dark cherries, fresh raspberries, and first picked plums, the finish long and silky."

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"It is sweetly fragrant on the nose showing dark berry, smoked game, dried herb, cedar and olive aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is elegant and refined. It is beautifully composed and elegantly expressed with lovely fruit purity and seductive savoury nuances, leading to a persistent silky finish. At its best: now to 2023."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"The good-value 2016 vintage  was estate-grown at Bannockburn and matured in French oak barriques (10 per cent new). Bright ruby, it is savoury and complex, with a lot of current-drinking appeal. A supple, finely textured red, it is sweet-fruited, with strong plum, spice, herb and nut flavours. Best drinking 2020+."

92/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, September 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Dark cherry, thyme, faint fennel notes, sweet spice. Nice start to the wine. Slippery texture yields to light chew of tannins, and finishes with dusty cherry characters and briary, savoury notes. It’s a bit thin and shrill in feel all up, but the more reserved feel might appeal to some."

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